OFC 2021 was a fantastic event! It seems that the rate of innovation accelerated across a wide range of optical technologies. Virtual access, including replays of the talks, certainly helped to see a broader picture. We are looking forward to a live OFC in 2022, but the recordings should be part of all future events. It is a fantastic opportunity for all the attendees to catch up on the interesting presentations at a later date, while spending more time on live discussions at the event.